A suspect in a 1996 “cold case” murder investigation has been arrested by Santa Ana police.
Edgar Ortega Cervantes, 51, of Mexico, was extradited from Mexico to California and taken into custody by SAPD detectives on Thursday. He is accused of the fatal stabbing of Julio Franco, 24,of Santa Ana on June 27, 1996 in the 500 block of S. Spruce Street in Santa Ana.
According to the SAPD, Cervantes made “incriminating statements” and was re- arrested for Franco’s death.
No motive for the stabbing has been established. Anyone with additional information on the case is asked to call SAPD detectives at (714) 245-8390.
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